Join us for an evening of networking,
bonfire & s'mores, live music and more! Also, hear about Chetola's Sporting Reserve and celebrate
Love Blowing Rock!
Business After Hours is free for Blowing
Rock Chamber of Commerce Members. Questions? Want to join us but aren't a
member? Call the Chamber at 828.295.7851.
Continuing Hurricane Relief Efforts
Providing hurricane victims the relief
needed in order to rebuild their lives; from one community to another.
Blowing Rock has long had ties to
communities in Florida as we traditionally see a lot of visitors from those
areas. Effort organizers feel a special urge to help the people there. The
first trailer of donations will go to Texas and a second will go to
Florida. Drop off points include the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce,
Vincent Properties, Take Heart, Blowing Rock Baptist Church, Keller &
Williams of Boone and the Boone Mall.
Follow the Project Hope Facebook page to find lists of items to donate and
to follow their relief efforts.
Blowing Rock Fall Classic
Saturday, September 16th at 8 am
Park Avenue will be closed to traffic for
the first half of the day for this 72 mile race that begins at 8 am. A
traffic escort will be provided as the large group of cyclists makes its
way down Main Street. It only takes a few minutes for the cyclists to get
out of town, so it won't take long for traffic to re-open on Main Street.
There should be a large number of participants, as well as their family or
friends that came with them. Consider ways you can welcome them to town,
and perhaps even cheer them on as they come back to the finish line!
The winner is expected to finish in just
over 3 hours and cyclists will continue to arrive at the finish for up to 6
hours. Expect cyclists in town between 11 am and 2 pm.
The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce lawn
is the ending party venue for the cyclists!
State of the Town
Monday, September 18th at 5 pm
Hear updates from the Town of Blowing Rock
and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as reports from the TDA, DOT and
Middle Fork Greenway.
Come hear about this year's successes,
current challenges and the future of our village.
Thursday, September 28th at 6 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
An evening of appreciation for our Blowing
Rock Chamber of Commerce Gold and Silver Partners! Dinner will be catered
by Bistro Roca.
For information on 2018 partnership
opportunities, call the Chamber at 828.295.7851.
Creating a Productive and Rewarding
Workplace in Your Small Business
Thursday, October 5th at 7 pm
J.E. Broyhill Ciciv Center, Lenoir
The Small Business Centers in partnership
with the Chambers of Commerce in Blowing Rock, Boone, Caldwell, Catawba,
Burke and Wilkes are excited to bring #1 bestselling author Dr. Gary
Chapman to Lenoir!
If a manager or leader can properly create
and maintain a happy workplace, team members will seamlessly work together,
be more productive and more engaged, therefore helping the company as a
whole. “Work has become a barely bearable chore, with only 45 percent of
workers in a recent survey saying they were happy with their careers,”
explains Dr. Chapman. But it doesn’t have to be so.
Blowing Rock Town leaders would like to
know more about your experience and interests with regard to Sunset Drive.
The responses you provide will help the project design team make
recommendations for improvements to Sunset Drive.
Preliminary survey results will be
presented at the November 14th Blowing Rock Town Council Meeting.
Art of Oil in Boone will be relocating
from King Street to Shops at Shadowline, Suite A-10. They will be closed on
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19th and 20th, reopening on Thursday,
September 21st. They will have extended hours and FREE PARKING!
Stay tuned for their Grand Reopening on
Thursday, October 5th!
Nominated for a 2011 Oscar® for Best
Documentary Feature, and filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows
renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to
his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho,
located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Learn More
Summer Concert Series: William Jackson
Sunday, September 24th at 4 pm
William Jackson is an award-winning,
internationally-known composer, harpist and multi-instrumentalist. He will
present a program of music from Scotland and Ireland. Jackson has been a
major figure in traditional Scottish and Irish music for over 30 years, has recorded 28 albums and has achieved
international renown as a composer.
Meet award-winning plein air painter
Monique Carr at her Opening Reception for her new oils: "Melody of
Nature." Carr, a
Contemporary Impressionist oil painter with an abstract leaning, has won
many awards and was recently honored to be featured in the prestigious Southwest
Take action and help feed High Country
families in need! Chef Robert Back and rising chefs from CCC&TI’s
Culinary Arts program invite guests to enjoy a “Culinary Journey across
America.” This event is part of Casting Bread’s observance of Feeding
America’s Hunger Action Month and is a major fundraiser for Casting Bread
Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen, which serves hundreds of High Country
families and more than 1,000 individuals each month.
Tickets: $25/each or $180/table of 8.
Purchase tickets online or at the pantry located on Aho Road.
Calling all Businesses! Join the "Round
Up for Middle Fork Greenway" Fundraiser!
The month of July 2018 will be "Round
Up for the Greenway Month"! This is a community-wide fundraiser by
businesses throughout the county to ask their customers to “round up” their
transaction to the next dollar for the Middle Fork Greenway.
We welcome your business to join the
“round up” campaign next July and as a partner in bringing this project to
The North Carolina Urban Forestry Division
representative, Nancy Stairs, will be in Blowing Rock to discuss the most
recent study done on the Memorial Park trees. Nancy will have four
sessions; limit of fifteen people per session.
Call Jennifer Brown at 828.295.5222 to
register for a session. Deadline is September 17th at noon.
Chamber Events, Information & Meetings
Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays at 4 pm, Park Avenue
Village Foundation Board Meeting: Thursday, September 14th at 4 pm, Chamber
Business After Hours: Tuesday, September 19th at 5:30 pm,
Timberlake's at Chetola
Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, September 26th at 8 am, Chamber
Partner Appreciation Dinner: Thursday, September 28th at 6 pm, BRAHM
Call Charles, Loni or Billie at
828.295.7851 for information.
Chamber Board Meeting: Wednesday, October 4th at 8 am, Chamber
Art in the Park: Saturday, October 7th, 10 am - 5 pm, Park
BR Young Professionals Meetup: Monday, October 9th at 5:30 pm, Martin